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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Photographer gets up close with Delvin Navarro's Kaʻū Coffee for the feature story in Skyward, the inflight
magazine of Japan Airlines. The 13-page cover story graces the November issue. Photo by Julia Neal
KAʻŪ COFFEE DREW A COVER STORY IN JAPAN AIRLINES' Skyward inflight magazine for November. The publication produces 900,000 copies to mail plus more for the 2.6 million passengers who fly JAL worldwide. The
Lora Botanova, serving Kaʻū Mountain Coffee,
 graces the cover of JAL's November inflight magazine.
cover shows Kaʻū Mountain Coffee served by Lora Botanova at Dennis Albert's farm in Wood Valley, managed by Alla Kostenko and Ruslan Kuznetsov.
     The 13-page spread features the farms of Delvin and Shawnette Navarro, Trini and Francis Marques, Lisa and Jimmy DaCalio, and Edmund C. Olson's Kaʻū Coffee Mill. Also covered are Volcano Village Farmers Market, Big Island Coffee Roasters, and Flyin' Hawaiian Coffee, which sells Miranda's Kaʻū Coffee in Nāʻālehu. The photography includes a scene from Hana Hou Cafe, which sells Aikane Coffee.
     Landscape images show off Punaluʻu and Honuʻapo shorelines, as well as flowers and sea turtles.
     The photo, writing, and editing crew from JAL was hosted by Pāhala Plantation House where Chef Keoni Grace, and coffee farmers and enthusiasts, created food using Kaʻū Coffee. Kaʻū Coffee brazed meats and skewered coffee-infused fruits, vegetables, and meats are shown in the article entitled Kaʻū Big Island Coffee. The on-ground coordinator for the project was former Pāhala resident Kaori Miitani.

Chef Keoni Grace discusses his local grown foods
embellished with the taste of Kaʻū Coffee.
Photo by Julia Neal


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THE KTA KŌKUA I NA KŪLA CHARITY RESULTS are in. The superstore chain, which gives over $100,000 each year to schools on Hawaiʻi Island, will distribute, in January: $1,962 to Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary School; $815 to Nāʻālehu Elementary & Intermediate School; and $552 to Volcano School of Arts & Science.
     From July 31 through Sept. 10, purchases made at any KTA of products marked with the light bulb icon could contribute points to the buyer's chosen school. Students could earn more points by posting photos using the KTA Kōkua I Nā Kula Snapchat filter to Facebook or Instagram. Those students could also be awarded KTA gift cards.
     For 26 years, the annual program has donated to any public or private school for grades K through 12 in Hawaiʻi County. More than $2 million has been given for school equipment, extracurricular activities, capital improvements, and beautification projects.
     Other sponsors include Kraft, Heinz, Kellog's, General Mills, Friot Lay, Proctor & Gamble, Hawaiian Sun, Hawaiʻi Foodservice Alliance, Congara, Hershey's, Nabisco, Purina, Kimberly-Clark, Pepsi, and Banana Boat.
     See island-wide results at ktasuperstores.com/promotions.

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REP. TULSI GABBARD QUALIFIED TODAY FOR THE FIFTH DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. The debate will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Atlanta, GA, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. It will air on MSNBC and Radio One, and stream live on MSNBC.com and WashingtonPost.com. The Washington Post reported the debate will be moderated by an all-female panel of journalists and hosted at filmmaker Tyler Perry's studios in Atlanta.
     As of today, only nine candidates have qualified: Gabbard, Former Vice President Joe Biden; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; California Sen. Kamala Harris; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Entrepreneur Andrew Yang; Billionaire and climate advocate Tom Steyer; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; and Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has qualified for the fifth Democratic presidential debate.
Photo from PBS
     For the fifth debate, candidates Candidates will have until midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to qualify. By then, they must secure at least 165,000 individual donors, including 600 individual donors from 20 states. They also must reach three percent in four Democratic National Committee approved polls, or five percent in two DNC approved polls, from the four earliest primary and caucus states: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada
     DNC Chair Tom Perez, in an interview with ABC's This Week, said that the November and December debates "will continue to raise the bar of participation, because that's what we've always done."

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STATE AND COUNTY COSTS FOR THE STANDOFF AT MAUNAKEA have reached $11 million. Over 11 weeks ago, people calling themselves Protectors, Kiaʻi, of Maunakea began an encampment at the base of Maunakea Access Road in protest of the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Some arrests of protestors were made during that first week. In the ensuing weeks, many politicians and celebrities have visited the encampment.
The encampment at Maunakea. Photo from Hawaiʻi Public Radio
     This week, Hawaiʻi County reported that its costs reached $4.9 million. Civil Defense spent  $30,401.99; Fire, $150,354.51; Mayor, $141,019.49; Parks & Recreation, $2,508.00; Prosecuting Attorney, $1,385.35; Police, $4,570,999.74; and Public Works, $195.17.
     State of Hawaiʻi reported its costs reached more than 6.1 million. Attorney General Claire Connors released the breakdown: Hawaiʻi National Guard, $2.2 million; Maui County Police, $101,000; Honolulu County Police, $162,000; Attorney General, $1.6 million; Public Safety, $1.2 million; Department of Land and Natural Resources, $601,000; and Department of Transportation, $275,000.
     Hawaiʻi County Police reported that "stepped-up" traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Saddle Road, have resulted in issuing 5,915 citations and arresting 58 persons for 104 offenses. "The effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike," said a release from HPD.

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Kīlauea Iki Crater once sported the highest lava
fountain ever measured in Hawaiʻi. NPS photo
EVENTS AT HAWAIʻI VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK in November include free entrance on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran's Day. Visitors are encouraged to check the park's online calendar of events at nps.gov/havo/planyour
visit/calendar.htm and look for program flyers posted after 9:30 a.m. on the bulletin board at Kīlauea Visitor Center. Park programs are free, but entrance fees apply. Some programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association:
     Free Entrance on Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. Hawai‘i Volcanoes and all fee-charging national parks are waiving entrance fees on Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served in the United States military, and to invite everyone to experience their American heritage by visiting national parks at no charge.  
Celebrate the annual Hawaiian makahiki season
by playing ‘ulu maika at the Park
. NPS photo
     Sixty Years Later: 1959 eruption of Kīlauea Iki and its Impacts on Volcanology on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Just after 8 p.m. on Nov. 14, 1959, a fissure erupted on the south wall of Kīlauea Iki Crater. Within a day, multiple vents along the fissure had consolidated into one main vent. Over the next five weeks, lava fountains gushed from the vent in 17 separate episodes, flooding the crater with a lava lake about 135 m (440 ft) deep. Lava fragments falling from the high fountains also formed a cinder-and-spatter cone named Puʻu Puaʻi, gushing hill, on the rim of Kīlauea Iki. Three days before the eruption ended on December 20, 1959, lava blasted 580 m (1,900 ft) above the vent – the highest lava fountain ever measured in Hawaiʻi. Join Don Swanson, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist emeritus, as he talks about this remarkable eruption and how it stands apart from all eruptive activity at Kīlauea since then. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
     Pa‘ani Hula on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., outside Hale Noa o Kīlauea, across from Volcano Art Center. Hawaiians have expressed themselves through hula, dance, chant, ‘oli, and mele, song, since ancient times, reveling in rhythm and music. Hula practitioner Amy Kaawaloa demonstrates the instruments used to provide rhythmic structure to hula, nā pa‘ani hula, hula implements. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes' ‘Ike Hana No‘eau, Experience the Skillful Work, workshops.
Learn about nā pa‘ani hula, hula implements, on Nov. 13. NPS photo
     ‘Ulu Maika on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., outside Hale Noa o Kīlauea, across from Volcano Art Center. Celebrate the annual Hawaiian makahiki season and come ‘ulu maika at the Park. ‘Ulu maika resembles American bowling, but uses two stakes and a disc-shaped tone instead of pins and a bowling ball. The stakes are set in the ground a few inches apart and the goal is to roll the stone between the stakes. Join Park rangers and staff from Hawai‘i Pacific parks Association for this fun event. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes' ‘Ike Hana No‘eau, Experience the Skillful Work, workshops.
     Stewardship of Kīpukapuaulu, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 7, 14, and 21; meet at the Kīpukapuaulu parking lot, Mauna Loa Road, off Highway 11 in the Park. Help remove troublesome plants at Kīpukapuaulu, home to diverse native forest and understory plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat, and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that may get permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson for more info at nickem@hawaii.rr.com.
Visit the Park for free on Monday, Nov. 11. NPS photo
     Stewardship at the Summit; meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center on Friday, Nov. 8 or 15, or Satruday, Nov. 23 or 30, at 8:45 a.m. Volunteer to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a World Heritage Site. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Under 18? Parental or guardian accompaniment or written consent is required. Visit the park website for additional planning details, nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm.
     A Walk into the Past with Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar on Thursday, Nov. 7 and 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 26, at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., at Kīlauea Visitor Center. Each performance lasts about an hour. Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kīlauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘ū actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Dr. Jaggar will conduct a tour of his tiny lab located below the Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. Learn what motivated Dr. Jaggar to dedicate his life to the study of Hawaiian volcanoes, and how his work helps save lives today. Space is limited; pick up free tickets at the Kīlauea Visitor Center's front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Supported by the Kīlauea Drama Entertainment Network.
     Explore Kahuku. The Kahuku Unit is free, and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Take a self-guided hike, or join rangers on weekends for a two-hour guided trek at 9:30 a.m. Enter the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka, inland, side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Kahuku is located in Ka‘ū, and is about a 50-minute drive south of the Park's main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended for all hikes.

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UPCOMING
THURSDAY, NOV. 7
Women's Expression Group, Thursday, Nov. 7 – 1st Thursday monthly – 3-4:30p.m., PARENTS Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Women welcome to drop in. Free. Lindsey Miller, 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Ocean View Neighborhood Watch Mtg., Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-7p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

‘O Ka‘ū Kākou Mtg., Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30p.m., Aspen Center. okaukakou.org

FRIDAY, NOV. 8
Hawai‘i Disability Legal Services, Friday, Nov. 8, 9a.m.-noon, Ocean View Community Center. Free disability legal services provided by Hawai‘i Legal Aid. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Community Dance, Friday, Nov. 8, 7-10p.m., Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Minors allowed with supervision only. No alcohol. Variety of music. Snacks provided; additional pūpū welcome. Free. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Pancake Breakfast and Raffle, Saturday, Nov. 9, 8-11a.m., Ocean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org

5th Annual Lā ‘Ohana, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9a.m.-3p.m., Miloli‘i Park. Live local entertainment. Free event for health and Hawaiian culture "celebrating generational knowledge." UH-Hilo Pharmacy health screenings, open enrollment for health insurance with Big Island Kokua Services Partnerships, cultural demonstrations, Hawaiian medicine from Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi, informational booths from marine conservation organization, arts and crafts from community vendors. Baked goods, drinks, shaved ice, ono grinds, and more. Kaimi Kaupiko, 937-1310, kkaupiko@gmail.com

Nā Mamo o Kāwā ʻOhana Work Day, Saturday, Nov. 9, meet 9:30a.m., Northern Gate, Kāwā. RSVP to James Akau, jakau@nmok.org, 561-9111. Bring a water bottle, lunch, closed toed shoes, long sleeved t-shirt, and pants. Tools, gloves, water, and light refreshments provided. nmok.orgfacebook.com/NMOK.Hawaii

Birth of Kahuku, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, easy-to-moderate hike. nps.gov/havo

Zentangle Introduction to Bitty BookZ with Lois and Earl Stokes, Saturday, Nov. 9, 10a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center. Art supplies provided (returning students encouraged to bring favorite supplies). Open to all levels. No experience required. Potluck, bring food to share. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $15 supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Sounds at the Summit featuring Constant as the Moon, Saturday, Nov. 9, 5:30-7:30p.m., Volcano Art Center. Doors open 5p.m. $20/VAC member, $25/non-member. Purchase tickets online, VAC Admin Office or VAC Gallery. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks available for purchase. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Soul Town Band, Saturday, Nov. 9, 7-10p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Lava Lounge, in HVNP. $5 cover charge. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com

SUNDAY, NOV. 10
Pu‘u Lokuana, Sunday, Nov. 10, 9:30-11a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, short, moderately difficult, 0.4 mile hike. nps.gov/havo

Medicine for the Mind: Teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, Sunday, Nov. 10 – 2nd Sunday, monthly – 3-5p.m., Volcano Art Center. Free; calabash donations welcome. Dress warmly. Patty Johnson, 345-1527, volcanoartcenter.org

MONDAY, NOV. 11
P&R Coach Pitch Baseball League Registration, Nov. 11 - Jan. 6, Kahuku Park. Ages 7-8. Athletic shoes, glove, and uniform required. Program takes place Jan. 13 - Apr. 16, day and time TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Free Entrance to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, sunrise to sunset. nps.gov/havo

AdvoCATS, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7a.m.-4:30p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Free spay/neuter for cats. 895-9283, advocatshawaii.org

Veteran's Day Celebration, Monday, Nov. 11, 9a.m., Nā‘ālehu Community Ball Park. Live entertainment. Free lunch for all. Informational booths. Free. All ages. Sponsored by ‘O Ka‘ū Kakou. 939-2510, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreationokaukakou.org

Veterans Day Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11, 3p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Front Lawn. Keynote Speaker: Captain Dylan Nonaka, Commander of the 871st EN CO. All veterans that attend the ceremony invited as guests for free Prime Rib Buffet. Call 967-8371 to reserve voucher before Nov. 8, late registration can register on site. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Veterans Day Buffet, Monday, Nov. 11, 4-7.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Cafe. All veterans that attend the ceremony at 3p.m. on the front lawn of KMC are invited as guests for free Prime Rib Buffet. Call 967-8371 to reserve voucher before Nov. 8, late registration can register on site. All others - $29.95/adult, $15.95/child (ages 6-11). Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Turkey Trot Event Registration, Nov. 12-27, Ka‘ū District Gym. Event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 27, noon-2p.m. Grades Pre-K to 6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Turkey Windsock Activity Registration, Nov. 12-19, Ka‘ū District Gym. Program takes place Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30-5p.m., multipurpose room. Grades K-6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Mobile Spay & Neuter Waggin', Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30a.m.-4p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Low income pet parents and those with limited transportation qualify for mobile spay/neuter service. Free. Surgery by phone appointment only. Hawai‘i Island Humane Society, 796-0107, hihs.org

Birding at Kīpukapuaulu, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8-10a.m., Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park - parking lot, HVNP. Led by retired USGS Biologist Nic Sherma. Two hour birding tour. $40/person. Register online. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.org, fhvnp.org

Cultural Understanding through Art and the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kakahiki-Morales, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center. $10 per person supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

After Dark in the Park - Sixty Years Later: 1959 Eruption of Kīlauea Iki and its Impacts on Volcanology, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7-8p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist emeritus Don Swanson presents. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/havo/

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
Nā Pa‘ani Hula, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10a.m.-noon, outside Hale Noa o Kīlauea, across from Volcano Art Center Gallery, HVNP. Hula practitioner Amy Kaʻawaloa demonstrates the instruments used to provide rhythmic structure to hula. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/havo/

Trail Less Traveled, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10a.m.-noon, Devastation Trail parking lot, HVNP. Moderate, 2 mile, two hour roundtrip hike. $40/person. Register online. Family friendly. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.org, fhvnp.org

ONGOING
West Hawai‘i Master Gardeners Program Accepting Applications through Friday, Nov. 15cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/whmgprogram/HOME/West-Hawaii. Classes take place Jan. 14 - April 17, 2020, every Tuesday, 9a.m.-noon. $200/person.

P&R Track & Field Practice Registration, through Wednesday, Nov. 20Kahuku Park. Ages 6-14. Athletic shoes required. Program takes place Dec. 2 - Feb. 8, day and time TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Vendor Booth Space is Available for the Kamahalo Craft Fair. The 12th annual event will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 299 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cooper Center. Booths are open for crafters with quality homemade and homegrown products. Food vendors must prepare all food items in a certified kitchen and must have a Department of Health permit displayed prominently at their booth. Application online at thecoopercenter.org. Direct questions to 936-9705 or kilaueatutu@gmail.com.

Tūtū & Me Home Visiting Program is a free service to Pāhala families with keiki, birth to five years old. This caregiver support program offers those taking care of young keiki "a compassionate listening ear, helpful parenting tips and strategies, fun and exciting activities, and wonderful educational resources" from Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool. Home visits are one hour in length, two to four times per month, for 12 to 15 visits. Snacks are provided. See pidfoundation.org or call Tata Compehos and Melody Espejo at 808-938-1088.

King Cab 2016 Nissan Frontier for Sale by Holy Rosary Church of Pāhala and the Sacred Heart Church of Nāʻālehu. The parishes are selling the truck to raise funds to benefit both churches. The truck is a great 6 cylinder, 2WD automobile. The churches are asking for $21K or best offer. Only cash or cashier's check will be accepted. Anyone interested should contact the parish secretary Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 928-8208.

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